« 2017. #6 (138)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 6 (138), 1521—1528

UDK 75.046(477)


Received 24.10.2017


Osadcha Oleksndra Anatoliivna, Postgraduate student
at the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts.
Mystetstv Street, 8, Kharkiv, 61002, Ukraine
Contacts: Tel. (057) 7062103; e-mail:

Abstract.The article is dedicated to the development of the religious theme in the Ukrainian art in context of the totalitarian culture. The influence of the avant­-garde legacy on the visual language of the pieces, featuring Christian characters and motifs, is being consi­dered. The range of works by masters from Kyiv and Odesa of the 1960s—1980s are analyzed to demonstrate the widespread of the expressionistic tendencies in the art of this period.

Keywords: Ukrainian art, second avant-­garde, non-conformism, Christian theme, expressionism.


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